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JUST ANNOUNCED: Free Community Events at Waterloo Park

We’re thrilled to continue our free community offerings this summer with a new lineup of exciting events coming to Waterloo Park this July through August.

Austinites are invited to join for history-centered park tours, sunset movies, and educational programs produced in collaboration with local organizations. This summer series of family-friendly activities is open to all at no cost. 

“This summer break we invite you to bring your family and friends out to Waterloo Park for an all-new slate of free community programming,” said Waterloo Greenway CEO Jesús Aguirre. “We are grateful to collaborate with more amazing local programming partners this season, like Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin Parks Foundation, and Families in Nature to name a few.”

“At Austin Parks Foundation, we’re excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary by bringing back our signature Movies in the Park program to parks across the city for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Austin Parks Foundation CEO Colin Wallis. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with amazing partners like Waterloo Greenway Conservancy on this program to ensure Austin residents can enjoy free movies in the beautiful green spaces we all love so much.” 

After a successful spring season of serving thousands of Austinites in weekly fitness and family programming, Waterloo Greenway plans to resume Weekly Workouts and early childhood education programs this fall.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin along a restored Waller Creek, Waterloo Park is a central hub of activity featuring more than 1.5 miles of scenic trails, thousands of native plants, imaginative playscapes, and the 5,000-capacity Moody Amphitheater. The 11-acre greenspace is a public park, restored in partnership with the City of Austin, and is open daily from 5am-10pm for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Free Community Programming

Friday Flicks

Presented in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation & Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 
Dates: Fridays; July 8 · July 22 · August 5 · 7:30pm
Location: Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

Spend a night under the stars enjoying beloved movies and exploring the beauty of Waterloo Park, with audience contests, live music, and family-friendly activities. Screenings begin at sunset.

July 8 · Sing 2

July 22 · Spider-Man: No Way Home

August 5 · Selena

Tales on the Trail

Presented by Summerlee Foundation
Dates: Sundays; July 17 · July 31 · 9:30am-11am
Location: Meredith Heritage Tree Deck at Waterloo Park

Guided leisurely park tours that explore the community history and natural features that have shaped the landscape of Waterloo Park. Come early and enjoy breakfast bites and brunch cocktails. Tours begin at 10am.

July 17 · Tales on the Trail

July 31 · Tales on the Trail

Wild Wednesdays

Presented in partnership with Families in Nature
Dates: Wednesdays; July 13 – August 3 · 10am-12pm
Location: Meredith Heritage Tree Deck at Waterloo Park

Science, nature, and STEM programs designed to connect kids (ages 5-14) to the natural world through hands-on nature exploration and learning through problem-solving, outdoor play, and journal exercises.

July 13 – Botany (Plants)
July 20 – Entomology (Insects)
July 27 – Ornithology (Birds)
August 3 – Ecology (Environment)

Waterloo Greenway programming is presented by Capitol Wright Distributing, Love, Tito’s, and PNC Bank, with support from Austin Parks Foundation, Four Hands Furniture, H-E-B, Powell Foundation, Rambler, Richard’s Rainwater, Tapestry Foundation, and Univision Austin. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support, contact us at

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